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2015 Columnist Scholarship Extended to April 1

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Jeff Zaslow College Columnist Award Contest Each year, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation sponsors a unique scholarship for student columnists. College writers are encouraged to enter our 17th annual contest for collegiate newspaper columnists. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. Second- and third-place finalists receive certificates of achievement. In addition, the winner…

2015 Column Contest Extended to April 1!

The annual contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists is open! The deadline this year is: Sunday, March 15, midnight Pacific Has been extended to midnight Pacific on Wednesday, April 1! Besides fame, winners and finalists get a token of fortune: $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Finalists and…

Payment Options for 2015 Column Contest

Entering the 2015 NSNC Column Contest requires two steps: Completing the entry form and paying the fee. Each has convenient options. The 2015 Contest Entry Form is available in two versions: Entry form as PDF Entry form as Word doc Print out your choice, fill out and postal-mail to NSNC headquarters with a check. Mailed-in…

Rules of 2015 Column Contest

These are the rules for the 2015 column contest, covering columns published in the 2014 calendar year. First place in each category will receive $300, second place $200 and third place $100, in addition to certificates. Honorable mentions receive certificates. Deadline for entries is Sunday, March 15, 2015, now Wednesday, April 1, 2015, midnight Pacific.…

Rosby Releases Column Collection

Jacket of Dorothy Rosby book: I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better

Dorothy Rosby, a National Society of Newspaper Columnists member, published in November a column collection, I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better. She writes at her website that it’s “the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. (Also for…

Ado Run Run or Much Adieu

IBM Selectric II typewriter

Art of Column Writing By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 President National Society of Newspaper Columnists It’s much ado about nothing. Or perhaps I should say “adieu.” Time Magazine’s Fourth Annual Word Banishment Poll is all high and mighty about what words to ban in 2015. Wordsmiths at Time please take note: The primary meaning of…